Seattle 5, Minnesota 2

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 83°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dana DeMuth, First Base - Doug Eddings, Second Base - Kerwin Danley, Third Base - Paul Nauert,
Attendance - 29854

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Seattle 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 5 9 0
Minnesota 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Seattle 63-67 33-30 30-37 W2
Minnesota 52-77 24-39 28-38 L2

Recap


Mariners 5, Twins 2: Dustin Ackley belted a three-run homer and Hisashi Iwakuma allowed one run in six innings as visiting Seattle continued its dominance of Minnesota.

Kyle Seager had two hits, including a two-run double in the third inning, to power the Mariners to their seventh straight victory over the Twins.

Iwakuma (5-3) was effectively wild, allowing only one hit but walking four and tossing a wild pitch while throwing only 49 of 93 pitches for strikes.

Brendan Ryan had three hits and Tom Wilhelmsen got the final out for his 20th save as Seattle handed Minnesota its 16th loss in 19 games.

Ben Revere had a sacrifice fly in the third and Ryan Doumit added an RBI double in the ninth for the Twins, who scratched out only three hits and have scored only 10 runs against the Mariners during the seven-game skid.

Twins left-hander Scott Diamond (10-6) went seven innings and allowed a season high-tying five runs on seven hits. He was suspended six games by Major League Baseball for throwing at Texas' Josh Hamilton in his last start, but pitched pending his appeal.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Ackley's three-run blast snapped a 15-game homerless streak. ... The Twins will be the host team for the 2014 Major League All-Star Game, according to the Star-Tribune of Minneapolis. An official announcement is expected Wednesday. Minnesota last hosted the game in 1985. ... Mariners ace Felix Hernandez's shutout on Monday night made him the third pitcher in major-league history to throw three 1-0 shutouts in one month, joining Carl Hubbell (1933) and Dick Rudolph (1916). He also became the third pitcher since 1969 to post four 1-0 victories in one season. ... Twins CF Denard Span sat out Tuesday's game and is listed as day-to-day with a sore collarbone. Span initially suffered the injury on Aug. 12 while trying to make a diving catch.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Seattle   Minnesota
Hisashi Iwakuma Player Scott Diamond
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 2
1 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 6.43
Hitting
Seattle   Minnesota
Brendan Ryan Player Jamey Carroll
3 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
5 TB 1
.750 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 9 1 15 .243 12 4 5 1 2 0
Minnesota 4 0 5 .143 15 7 2 5 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Twins have a W/L % of .423 after a win and .390 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Mariners have a W/L % of .492 after a win and .478 after a loss.